A movie about a group of boys playing baseball in an abandoned lot sparked an obsession with sneakers. Asking a cousin to draw pictures of Batman as a kid kindled a love for art and design. Combining the two has been a lifelong passion.
When not designing new styles for Vans, Derek is an avid traveler, most likely on the hunt for snow, reading a graphic novel, or enjoying a glass of red wine.
2016 - Present
2015 - 2016
Vans | Footwear Designer
Bucketfeet | Product Designer
New Balance | Footwear Design Intern
Adobe Creative Suite